April 3, 2014

The birthday girl’s choice for dinner was a delicious French restaurant called Amaia. I highly recommend the steak tartare if you’re in Marrakech! Advertisements

April 2, 2014

The blue paint is supposed to ward off mosquitoes. It doesn’t seem to work very well, but it’s still pretty.

April 1, 2014

Even the spices in Chefchaouen are more colorful! (Although I’m pretty sure some of these are dyes, not spices.)

March 31, 2014

This is a talented local artist. I bought a painting from him, and he gave my travel buddy a small painting for free for her birthday. He has a really adorable dog named Jolie.

March 30, 2014

Chefchaouen is the most beautiful place I’ve seen in Morocco, hands down.

March 28, 2014

This is the Hassan II Mosque, the tallest mosque in Morocco.

March 27, 2014

That’s the thing about the north of Morocco in the winter — it rains. And it’s cold.

March 26, 2014

After a night of dancing with our whole staj, there’s only one place to go for a 3am snack: “the head place.” The big skull is a camel. The smaller ones with flesh on them (nearest the camera) are goat heads. They’re balanced on a tray over a vat of even more heads. One of…

March 25, 2014

My staj started the tradition of every PCV hitting this Sahara-forged drum. Each PCV hits it once on each side — once for the person you were and what got you here, and once for the person you are now. Needless to say, tears were shed.

March 24, 2014

COS Conference, or Close of Service Conference, is a 3-day workshops for volunteers ending their service and is also the last time the volunteers in a particular staj (the group that entered the country at the same time) will be together. 113 of us came in at the same time, and 86 of us are leaving…